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The Canterbury Tales

  1. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Geraldine McCaughrean
    Puffin / 1997 / Trade Paperback
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One fine day, thirty pilgrims set off from Harry Bailey's inn in Southward for the shrine of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury. The innkeeper makes an offer that none of the travellers can refuse: a free dinner at his inn, on their return, to the person who can tell the best story. So begins the assortment of tales from such varied characters as the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Miller and many more.

  1. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Classics / Trade Paperback
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  2. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Derek Pearsall
    Random House / 1992 / Hardcover
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  3. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Classics / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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  4. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Random House / 1981 / Mass Paperback
    $5.39 Retail: $5.99 Save 10% ($0.60)

Troilus and Criseyde

  1. Troilus and Criseyde
    Troilus and Criseyde
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill
    Penguin Books / 1971 / Trade Paperback
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During the great seige of Troy, Troilus, The son of Priam, sees Criseyde and falls in love with her. Later, with the help of Pandarus - one of the first great character studies in our literature - Troilus wins her love, only to be betrayed. Cecil Day Lewis considered that Troilus' betrayal was so painful that no one "without reluctance reads it twice". Nevertheless, Chaucer's depiction of passionate sexual love, his grasp of tragedy and the unpredictability of Fate, and his wonderful sense of the ridiculous often contained in the sublime make it "one of the most beautiful long poems in the English language".

  1. Troilus and Criseyde
    Troilus and Criseyde
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Books / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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The tragedy of Troilus and Criseyde is one of the greatest narrative poems in English literature. Set during the siege of Troy, it tells how the young knight Troilus, son of King Priam, falls in love with Criseyde, a beautiful widow. Brought together by Criseyde's uncle, Pandarus, the lovers are then forced apart by the events of war, which test their oaths of fidelity and trust to the limits. Described by editor Barry Windeatt as Chaucer's "most ambitious single achievement, his masterpiece," Troilus and Criseyde is the first work in English to depict human passion with such sympathy and understanding. A new, authoritative original-spelling edition with on-page glossing.

More by Geoffrey Chaucer

  1. Love Visions
    Love Visions
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Classics / 1983 / Trade Paperback
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  2. The Knight's Tale: In its original form and with a modern translation - eBookeBOOK
    The Knight's Tale: In its original form and with a modern translation - eBook
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    HarperPerennial Classics / 2013 / ePub
    $0.99
  3. The Pardoner's Tale: In its original form and with a modern translation - eBookeBOOK
    The Pardoner's Tale: In its original form and with a modern translation - eBook
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    HarperPerennial Classics / 2013 / ePub
    $0.99
  4. The Miller's Tale - eBookeBOOK
    The Miller's Tale - eBook
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    HarperPerennial Classics / 2013 / ePub
    $0.99
  1. The Portable Chaucer, Revised
    The Portable Chaucer, Revised
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Theodore Morrison
    Penguin Books / 1976 / Trade Paperback
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Both The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida are presented complete in this anthology, in fresh modern translations by Theodore Morrison that convey both the gravity and gaiety of the Middle English originals. The Portable Chaucer also contains selections from The Book of Duchess, The House of Fame, The Bird's Parliament, and The Legend of Good Women, together with short poems. Morrison's introduction is vital for its insights into Chaucer as man and artist, and as a product of the Middle Ages whose shrewdness, humor, and compassion have a wonderfully contemporary ring.

  1. Chanticleer and the Fox
    Chanticleer and the Fox
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    HarperCollins / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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King of the barnyard, Chanticleer struts about all day. When a fox bursts into his domain, dupes him into crowing, and then grabs him in a viselike grip, Chanticleer must do some quick thinking to save himself and his barnyard kingdom. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1959 Caldecott Medal winner.

Geoffrey Chaucer Study Guides

  1. Brit Lit Vol. 2 - Middle English: Geoffrey of Monomouth, Malory, Pearl Poet, Chaucer
    Brit Lit Vol. 2 - Middle English: Geoffrey of Monomouth, Malory, Pearl Poet, Chaucer
    Logos Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $14.49 Retail: $19.00 Save 24% ($4.51)
  2. Canterbury Tales Student Guide
    Canterbury Tales Student Guide
    Memoria Press / Trade Paperback
    $10.29 Retail: $11.95 Save 14% ($1.66)
  3. Canterbury Tales Teacher Guide
    Canterbury Tales Teacher Guide
    Memoria Press / Trade Paperback
    $11.19 Retail: $12.95 Save 14% ($1.76)
  4. The Canterbury Tales SparkNotes Literature Guide
    The Canterbury Tales SparkNotes Literature Guide
    Geoffrey Chaucer, SparkNotes
    SparkNotes / 2014 / Other
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